In this article, you will learn the basics of navigating the Admin Dashboard.
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If you are logging in to your Thinkific site as the Site Owner or Site Admin, the Admin Dashboard is the first page you will see. This page is the control center for your Thinkific site; from here, you can access everything you need to view and make updates to your site, including Site Builder, the Course and Community Builders, Student progress, Site settings, Orders, Integrations and more!
Your Admin Dashboard offers an overview of your site's performance. You can access this page at yoursite.thinkific.com/manage. From here, you'll see the following information displayed on the main page:
This area shows the total revenue of purchases made on your site. When highlighting the Revenue section, you'll see orders listed for the specified time period in the date picker directly below the amount shown.
Clicking on the Revenue section and selecting View All will take you to the Orders area of your Admin Dashboard.
This number reflects the total number of users created on your site. When highlighting the New Accounts section, you'll see the list of users created within the specified time period of the date picker listed below.
Clicking on the New Accounts section and selecting View All will take you to the Users area of your Admin Dashboard.
This number represents the total number of students enrolled in products on your site.
For example: If a student is enrolled in 2 courses, they will count as 1 account and 2 enrollments.
When highlighting the Enrollments, you'll see the list of enrollments from the specified time period of the date picker listed below.
Clicking on the Enrollments section and selecting View All will take you to the Users area of your Admin Dashboard.
Recently Edited Products
Scrolling down, the next section of the homepage you will see is your Recently Edited Products section. This section will display your recently edited products, along with the product type, product card image, and publish status.
You can click on any of these products to be brought directly to the settings page for that product.
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In this section, you will see a variety of videos curated by Thinkific to help you pick up some best practice tips and tricks to make your online learnings products successful.
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Manage Learning Products
The Manage Learning Products tab is where you will access each of your learning product types. Within this tab, you will find the following sections:
Courses - Access the Course Builder and build your courses. Under the Courses tab, you'll find the following additional tabs:
This tab will allow you to create and manage instructor profiles
- Publication requests
In this tab, you can approve courses built by Course Admins
From this tab, you can organize how your products appear in your site (this includes all product types - courses, communities, and bundles)
Communities - From this tab, you can create and manage your communities.
Memberships - From this tab, you can create and manage your Memberships.
Bundles - From this area, you can create and manage your bundles, and re-order how your products appear on your site.
Video Library - This area is where you will go to upload and manage your videos
Design Your Site
The Design Your Site tab is where you will be able to make updates and modifications to your main site theme, individual pages on your site, update or change your theme, create and manage categories, and preview your website. In this tab you will find the following sections:
Site Pages - The Site Pages tab allows you to view and edit your homepage, landing page, and custom pages.
Theme Library - In this section, you can view your current theme, update or change your theme, and access your theme code.
Preview website - By clicking this link, you can review how your site looks to students!
(Note: This will open your site preview in a separate window)
Categories - From here, you can create subsections on your site's "All Products" page to make it easier for students to find similar topics.
Market & Sell
Your Market & Sell tab contains all of the tools you will use to help you make sales, track your revenue and orders, and market your products. Some of the sections you will see in this tab are:
Coupons - From this tab, you can create and manage your coupons.
Order Bumps - Create and manage your Order Bumps from this tab.
Sales Widgets - Create a sales widget here to promote your courses on an external site
Orders - In this tab, you can track your course sales within a selected date range, search for specific orders by student name or email, and export a list of your orders.
Transactions - In this tab you can view and export your transaction history.
Payouts - View and export your payouts report from this section.
Affiliates - Set up and manage your affiliates in this area.
Share Revenue - From this section, you can add Revenue partners, share your course revenue with them, and manually record your payments.
In the Advanced Reporting tab, you will be able to view and export reports regarding your revenue, orders, and enrollments. Sections you will be able to access from within this tab include:
- Student Engagement
In the Revenue, Orders, and Enrollments areas, you will be able to view key insights, and select which time period you'd like to view data from using the date range picker, and export your information as a .CSV file from the details tab.
In the Student Engagement area, you can view insights on your students' interactions with your courses by lesson and content type, and view analytics and play rates for your videos.
Support Your Students
From the Support Your Students tab, you can manage your students' accounts and groups, view progress reports, issue certificates and assignments, and more! The sections you will find in this category include:
Users - View your students' profiles, add new users, and add users to groups or enroll them in learning products from this space.
Groups - In this area, you can create and manage groups.
Progress - Within this section, you will be able to view your students' progress (sorted by either courses or groups).
Certificates - In this section you can view, manage, and create certificates to issue to your students.
Discussions - Enable and manage your course discussions in this area.
Reviews - Enable and manage your course reviews here.
Assignments - Manage and view student Assignment submissions in this area.
Quiz & survey - View & export quiz and survey results from your courses.
Notifications - In this area you can enable, edit, and customize your personalized email notifications to your students, as well as create your own Admin notification settings.
You can always get back to your Admin Dashboard by clicking on the Thinkific logo on the upper left of your screen. Use the search option to search for anything in your Admin Dashboard.
Your site settings section is where you will find the basic settings for your Thinkific site - things like your site name and URL, Course Player customizations, payment information, information regarding your order setup, various code settings, and upcoming features that you can opt-in to test drive!
Sections you will find in this tab include:
Edit global settings for your site including site name, site URL, and more.
- Customize your Course Player look and default text
- Enable social sharing
- Set your site language settings
Enable and view your payment processors, including Thinkific Payments and external payment providers
Orders & Accounts
Create custom sign-up fields
Set a starting number and format for your Orders/Invoices and customize checkout page text
Code & Analytics
Add code to your site and access to developer options including:
Get early access to the latest features by signing up to test out new and upcoming projects.
In the Apps tab, you will be able to view, upgrade, and manage the settings for your installed apps.
Apps can be installed from the Thinkific App Store, where there are a variety of apps and integrations available depending on your business needs. If you're just getting started, check out our most popular apps - this list includes some of our most used integrations (like Shopify, MailChimp, Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, and more!).
In this area, you can view your account details like plan level, payments, and profile. Click to expand the dropdowns for more details.
View your current plan type, update your credit card on file, and view previous subscription invoices
Update your own user profile, including:
- Login email and details
- User Roles
- Set up Multi-factor Authentication
- View products you are enrolled in
- View activity by product
Quiz & Survey
- View your completed quizzes and surveys
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